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La rentrée 2015: Mysteries

Tuesday, 29 September 2015 14:42 Written by
Great new mysteries and thriller titles The Library is thrilled to welcome these new titles of mystery coming very soon to our collection. You can place a request hold on these books even before they arrive into our collection, so check them out now! Be reminded that new releases can…

A MacArthur "genius" grant to Ta-Nehisi Coates

Tuesday, 29 September 2015 13:04 Written by
A MacArthur "genius" grant to Ta-Nehisi Coates Congratulations to the Library's winter 2015 Visiting Fellow, Ta-Nehisi Coates, for winning one of the coveted MacArthur Foundation "genius" awards on the strength of his extraordinary success with this year's most important American book, Between the World and Me. Here's a provocative new…

The Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2015 Shortlist

Monday, 28 September 2015 14:54 Written by
The Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2015 Shortlist The Man Booker Prize promotes the finest in fiction by rewarding the very best book of the year. The shortlist was announced on 15 September and the Library is pleased to have all of the shortlisted books in our collection. These books…

La rentrée 2015: Fiction

Monday, 14 September 2015 22:51 Written by
Great new fiction titles The Library is thrilled to welcome these new titles of fiction coming very soon to our collection. You can place a request hold on these books even before they arrive into our collection, so check them out now! Be reminded that new releases can now be…

La rentrée 2015: Graphic Novels

Sunday, 06 September 2015 15:59 Written by
Great new graphic novels The Library has recently acquired some great new graphic novels, just in time for la rentrée! Come check them out in the new location for graphic novels next to the cookbooks at the front of the Library.  Asterios Polyp by David Mazzucchelli Beautiful Darkness by Fabien…

Remembering William Jay Smith (1918-2015)

Monday, 24 August 2015 15:22 Written by
William Jay Smith (1918-2015) The American Library in Paris has lost a great friend of long standing, the celebrated American poet and part-time Parisian William Jay Smith, who died 18 August at the age of 97 in Lenox, Massachusetts. William Jay Smith was the author of more than fifty books…

Library Culture Picks: October 2015

Wednesday, 30 September 2015 11:32 Written by
The American Library in Paris is pleased to share our selection of cultural events going on in the city each month. These events include exhibitions, performances, food events, talks and conferences in Paris and close suburbs. For our Library members, we will also be recommending books and other resources that…

Say goodbye to summer with shorts

Monday, 17 August 2015 23:08 Written by
Summer shorts Summer days will soon be coming to an end, and the time to read that long novel or biography may become more scarce. We encourage you to enjoy what remains of summer (and your leisure reading time) with these excellent short story collections. However short on words, a…

Five books shortlisted for the 2015 Book Award

Thursday, 30 July 2015 13:52 Written by
The 2015 American Library in Paris Book Award Shortlist Five books have been selected for the 2015 American Library in Paris Book Award. They are: The Marquis: Lafayette Reconsidered, by Lauren Auricchio. (Knopf) The Other Americans in Paris: Businessmen, Countesses, Wayward Youth 1880-1941, by Nancy L. Green. (University of Chicago…

How about these books for your summer reading?

Thursday, 30 July 2015 13:23 Written by
Some books we are enjoying right now Here are some book recommendations from the Libary staff and volunteer to take with you on your summer holidays. For more staff recommendations, check regularly our display near the New Books section at the Library. Station Eleven: A Novel by Emily St. John…

10 Book Challenge for teens

Tuesday, 23 June 2015 16:15 Written by
10 Book Challenge for Teens The Library is organizing a 10 Book Challenge for our teens as part of the Summer Reading Program. From 20 June to 18 September, win a brand new book for every challenge completed. To participate, fill out a rating card and turn it in at…

Hot New Reads for Summer 2015

Thursday, 18 June 2015 14:56 Written by
Twelve exciting new titles published this year Here's a list of hot new books that have recently been or will soon be entered into the Library collections. Come check them out and see what the buzz is about! The Sellout, by Paul BeattyA novel satirizing American race relations and leaving…

Library Culture Picks: September 2015

Tuesday, 01 September 2015 09:46 Written by
The American Library in Paris is pleased to share our selection of cultural events going on in the city for the month of September. These events include exhibitions, performances, food events, talks and conferences in Paris and close suburbs. For our Library members, we will also be recommending books and…

And the winners of the 2015 YAFF are...

Wednesday, 03 June 2015 22:37 Written by
And the 2015 YAFF winners are... The 2015 Young Authors Fiction Festival culminated with a celebration event on Friday 5 June 2015. Over 220 people attended the celebration event, including the young author finalists, parents and teachers. Each finalist was awarded a certificate and many of them also received a bookmark…

Books coming to a theatre soon...

Monday, 01 June 2015 15:00 Written by
 Books becoming movies It's been said that 2015 was a great year for movie adaptations from books. From Still Alice (by Lisa Genova) to The Mortdecai Trilogy (by Kyril Bonfiglioli) to Child 44 (by Tom Rob Smith), there was no shortage of books becoming movies. Now that summer is almost…

The Library in 95 tweets

Wednesday, 20 May 2015 22:24 Written by
The American Library in Paris was founded on 20 May 1920 with a core collection of books sent over by the American Library Association Library War Service to the doughboys fighting in the trenches during World War I.  To celebrate our 95th year (to the day), Library staff and volunteers…

Library Culture Picks: June 2015

Wednesday, 03 June 2015 11:18 Written by
The American Library in Paris is pleased to share our selection of cultural events going on in the city each month. These events include exhibitions, performances, food events, talks and conferences in Paris and close suburbs. For our Library members, we will also be recommending books and articles that can…

Library Culture Picks: May 2015

Wednesday, 06 May 2015 14:31 Written by
The American Library in Paris is pleased to share our selection of cultural events going on in the city each month. These events include exhibitions, performances, food events, talks and conferences in Paris and close suburbs. For our Library members, we will also be recommending books and articles that can…

Teen Author Smash Review

Wednesday, 29 April 2015 16:09 Written by
 Our Teen Author Smash was a success! OK we might be a bit biased but we think everyone who attended enjoyed the evening. Our staff, volunteers and the 24 authors who participated certainly did. In total about 100 people were packed into our Reading Room for the event and if…

What we're reading right now...

Friday, 17 April 2015 15:07 Written by
Some books we are enjoying right now Surrounded by books all day, Library staff and volunteers are always reading. After being asked countless times what books we are reading, we've decided to dedicate a little area by New Books to display books that we've read and would like to recommend.…